Joan Jett & The Blackhearts "Do You Wanna Touch Me - About the song
"Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)" is a song by English glam rock singer Gary Glitter. It was co-written by Glitter and Mike Leander and produced by Mike Leander. It was released as the lead single from his second album, Touch Me (1973), and reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in January 1973, becoming his third consecutive UK hit. Additionally, the single peaked at No. 9 in Ireland and No. 11 in Australia. The song deviated somewhat from the Glitter sound's "trademark." The song was also featured in the drama film The Runaways.
Joan Jett later covered "Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)" for her 1980 debut solo studio album, Bad Reputation (1981). Nearly two years after the success of "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," the song was released as a single in the summer of 1982 and peaked at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100 that September. The song spent two weeks at #8 in Canada.
The song was featured in a 2008 television commercial for Hewlett-TouchSmart Packard's computers. The commercial was withdrawn after the company discovered that the song was written by Glitter, who is now a convicted sex offender. On 29 October 2008, it was reported that Hewlett-Packard would pay Glitter £100,000 in royalties for the advertisement.
Do You Wanna Touch Me - Lyrics
We've been here too long Tryin' to get along Pretendin' that you're oh so shy I'm a natural ma'am Doin' all I can My temperature is runnin' high Cry at night No one in sight And we got so much to share Talking's fine If you got the time But I ain't got the time to spare Yeah Do you wanna touch (Yeah) Do you wanna touch (Yeah) Do you wanna touch me there, where Do you wanna touch (Yeah) Do you wanna touch (Yeah) Do you wanna touch me there, where There, yeah Yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah Every girl an' boy Needs a little joy All you do is sit an' stare Beggin' on my knees Baby, won't you please Run your fingers through my hair My, my, my Whiskey and rye Don't it make you feel so fine Right or wrong Don't it turn you on Can't you see we're wastin' time, yeah Do you wanna touch (Yeah) Do you wanna touch (Yeah) Do you wanna touch me there, where Do you wanna touch (Yeah) Do you wanna touch (Yeah) Do you wanna touch me there, where There, yeah